Keira Knightley to Star in Adaptation of 'The Essex Serpent' for Apple TV+

Keira Knightley to Star in Adaptation of 'The Essex Serpent' for Apple TV+

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Keira Knightley will star in an adaption of 'The Essex Serpent' for Apple TV+, reports Deadline. The project from See-Saw Films will be directed by Clio Barnard and written by Anna Symon.

The Essex Serpent follows newly widowed Cora, played by Knightley, who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.

Keira Knightley to Star in Adaptation of 'The Essex Serpent' for Apple TV+

The book is set in 1893. It was published by Serpent's Tail in 2016 and named Book of the Year by the British Book Awards.

The drama was reportedly commissioned by Apple’s Heads of Worldwide Video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, and Creative Director for Europe Worldwide Video, Jay Hunt.

More details in the full report linked below!

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